The Pork Buyer's Guide

Find out how to purchase pork the right way.

The Pork Buyer's Guide

Investigative reporter Mark Schatzker has the latest scoop on how to be a smart food shopper. If you want to buy the highest quality, tastiest cut of pork, follow these guidelines the next time you visit the supermarket.

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Check the Bottom of Packaging

Check the bottom of the pork you plan to buy to see if it has gathered liquid at the bottom. This liquid is known as "purge fluid," and it could be an indication of the pork sitting out for a long time or sitting in too-warm temperatures. Skip these cuts to avoid catching food-related illnesses.

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